Monday, January 14, 2013

  • Verse of the Day: "O you who believe, Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for God can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily God is well acquainted with all that you do." (The Holy Quran, 4:135)
  • CAIR: NJ Muslims See Bias in Opposition to Mosque
    ElMenshawy said he doesn't buy it when opponents claim their concern is parking or traffic. "There is no doubt it's because it's a mosque," he said. "It's part of the terrain nowadays." Khurrum Ali, civil rights director for [CAIR-NJ], said there is little Muslim leaders can do about that. "We can try to educate those individuals that there is nothing to fear and we can try to educate them about Islam."
  • Video: Multi-Faith Protest of Hate Group Leader Pamela Geller's Speech (CAIR-MD)
    Months after a debate over controversial anti-Muslim billboards in some Metro stations erupted, the woman behind those ads appeared at an event in Annapolis. . .Protesters outside held signs with messages such as "Hate is Not an American Value." [CAIR-MD] organized the multi-faith protest, calling Geller the "leader of a designated anti-Muslim hate group."
  • CAIR-NY: Rally for Subway Hate Crime Victim (TimesLedger)
    Muneer Awad, of CAIR-NY, said he believed the attack and many other hate crimes against Muslims and those who resemble Muslims, such as Hindus and Sikhs, have been encouraged by city policies. He criticized the NYPD's monitoring of mosques, hookah bars and Muslim groups inside and outside the city and the MTA allowing an anti-Islam group to buy ads on the subway. "These isolated incidents must not happen in a vacuum," Awad said about the attacks on South Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants.
  • U.S. Soldiers in Turkey Accused of Attacking Mosque
  • Video: CAIR News Update
    Topics Include: CAIR-MD Asks Officials to Boycott Event with Hate Group Leader / CAIR-OH Challenges Anti-Islam Speaker / CAIR-FL, CAIR-TX, CAIR-NY Respond to Hate Incidents / CAIR-OK Seeks Probe of FBI Harassment / CBS Highlights CAIR's Civil Rights Efforts / CAIR Calls on GOP to Reject Islamophobia / CAIR Asks Media to Drop Use of 'Islamist' / CAIR Chapters Respond to Newtown Shootings

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